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at what age do the combs start turning pink or red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GinaNew York, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. GinaNew York

    GinaNew York Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do the males and females combs turn at the same time with the males being darker? or is there a big variation in when they turn color?
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    It can vary widely among breeds and lines.

    The boys start showing pink much younger than the females. For my Swedish Flower, boys are quite pink by 5 weeks with exception to late bloomers. Their combs are also a bit larger.

    Girls should not pinken up until closer to 12 or more weeks. With allowance for changes for temperature, excitement, and such. But it's usually their faces that show it and not their combs.

    This has been my experience, anyways. [​IMG]

    Got pics we should see? [​IMG]
     
  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    But they do turn more red instead of pink as they get close to laying.
     
  4. GinaNew York

    GinaNew York Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for writing so quickly here is my first dilemma which I posted in another thread - these are two barred Plymouth rock chicks from Agway and supposedly sexed female - they are four weeks plus days old allowing for time in the store, the coloring is very similar, the legs have dark, but not super black and one has a kink in its comb which as of yesterday started showing a little pink [​IMG]
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  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Definitely looking like 1 male Barred Rock. [​IMG] The other appears female so far.

    ETA: some of my girls do start to look pinkish around around 8-9 weeks. Not changing my opinion about your 1 BR though.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2017
  6. GinaNew York

    GinaNew York Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I looked today and in person the comb isn't pink. My daughter had taken these. I'm learning patience as my mentor in LA has been drilling me!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think you have one female, one male barred rock.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Both Barred Rocks look female to me. One has crisper barring, but the black bars are still pretty thick.
     
  9. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2. If they were males, there would be a lot more white on their feathers.
     
  10. GinaNew York

    GinaNew York Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're giving get me hope,[​IMG]
     

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